Humptamatic

Released in June 2011 by World Canary Cancerous Food (wccf 005)
Words & Music by Humpty Dumpty
Images by Viva
Also available on bandcamp and soundcloud

1. Plague, Earthquake, the Sack and the Bourbons
2. The patience of a saint
3. Bobby Walser
4. My lady of rats
5. In the graveyard
6. The impossible
7. Silver Surfer knows
8. Hippodrome
9. No straight line, Wonder Woman
10. A virtual song
11. Happy Birthday (I like it)
12. Beautiful

Plague, Earthquake, the Sack and the Bourbons

In this southern platform / Which has its days / I wake up and surrender / To an image of waves / And I ain’t dead / At least not yet / But I’m not with you / Sunday morning / I love me without you / Lovin’ you / Joan, my pain is true / True’s part of the untrue / I live for the moment / In a seismical town / In my hic et nunc I / Dream you away / And how are you / Morning dew? / Did you evaporate? / Plague, Earthquake the Sack and the Bourbons / And Jesuits too, you know / As I walk on depowered new cement / And by wind an obscene bridge is bent / I think of you of you my love / Even of this I get sick of
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The patience of a saint

Haven’t seen you around dear lady / These last days I’m thinking of / What could have occurred to you baby / What’s the cause of this oblivion / Because I sense it in your mind before than in your words / Knowing that in women silence is the cruellest among weapons / I learnt their world / And looking for exceptions / A different way / Of watering love / I must admit I hate you baby / I can’t perform the part of the weak one / ’cause in love I’m just the antonym / Of an accountant or a suede glove / So please rip all the letters that I wrote you / when I was in love / you know stupidity is a precious goddamn thing and something that you can’t truly afford / consult a lawyer or a notary / when you shoot your next dove / which is flying above in sky / And if my feelings are still fainting / I will find another way / ’cause I really can’t find meaning / In the patience of a saint / ’cause I am an atheist / And despise pain / Do what you do / I met you with your new boy baby / It’s a kind of energumeno / Kinda different from the previous / The one you dressed with a black cassock / And I see you proudly wear a purple-brown eye / And I think I understand that morbid suffering smile / You didn’t even greet me / How can it be? / So if your feelings are still cheating / you will find another way / there is still a silver lining / In the patience of a saint / And if your feelings are still breathing / then it means you’re good enough / there is still a silver lining / In the torture of the soul / And you are so faithful / you know how / to face your pain
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Bobby Walser

Hey Bob / Tons of blue / Like two beggars / with a feather / which run through / all their nights / to be right / till some Colosseum / but if weather / does look clement / makes no fear / You and I spin around / don’t see any bound or knob / Can one be such good and gone / Can we stay ’till the day’s done / Chased but never found / As nobody hears our sound / A cold grey / Yesterday / Did I ever / Tell you / We’re no more than preys? / There ain’t light / In the fight / Of others’ pride / There ain’t light / in the woods / Of someone’s cold delights / So we spin around / To reach some ground / We’re slobs / Can one be such warm and lost / Can some soul tell me where’s a phone / To call my homeground / As the world here makes no sound / We measure yards / of best regards / Even in shards / Under guards’ sight / And it’s so coarse / and surely it / will get even worse / if we just give up walking / but now I feel a bit tired / I hope you don’t mind / if I lay myself on the mound
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My lady of rats

And when you hide your love / It just juts out from the carpet / It may become a problem / As your granny could stumble on it / What do you want from your love? / What do you want to be free of? / Your words won’t say / What they obey / So c’mon / Be quiet in desperation’s row / My lady of Darkness / Oh useless act / To smile to rats / As they run out / From your favourite carpet / Or bugs perhaps / Right from your hat / You brown sweet hair / Do you really want to smell so bad / That nobody could wish to get near? / No other way if you can’t be clear to yourself / I got some advice for you / One) send a letter to your left leg and offer her / A ticket to your soul / La la la la la la / Oh guess you’d be in love again / see a cockroach without head / but you know it would smile / as you say hello to it / Oh there’s a led deep in your head / And I wonder who just set / It in action as all I want is a gentle embrace / With grace / No other way if you can’t be kind to yourself / A second advice for you / So put some sweet-smelling yellow flowers in your hair / And beware they are insectless / Ratless / Breathless / (and goodbye)
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In the graveyard

Vera / do you remember years ago / by chance that day we left the road / I turned the engine off / Headstones / Were scattered all around the ground / A sudden sense of being found / Mixed with a feel of loss / Willows wept / And a raven cawed / Mortuary shots / Coughed at us / Were we already dying? / Well I / Didn’t know what took me / I began to touch your breast / You smiled / I thought that you would stop me / Until you put your tongue / On mine / Once again / In the graveyard / Before your gran long gone / In the graveyard / We’d been there both before / In the graveyard / Where we surely will be back again / It doesn’t sound that bad / Vera / I wonder which side are you now / The coughing or the loving one / I’ll know how to miss you / Willows smile / And the raven laughs / Mortuary shots / Cough at me / As I look for your name / So / Well I / Don’t know what it takes me / I begin to feel excited / You smiled / I thought that you would stop me / Until you put your hands / On my / Living signal / In the graveyard / Where all the dead hold hands / In the graveyard / Once discomfort is crossed / In the graveyard / I need to be back there again / Hope we’ll still be friends
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The impossible

Something better / Than these blankets / Something matters / Beyond fetters / Would please you show / What still I don’t know / Where we went wrong / Who’s the one I love / And what’s the way / To show / See I run away / Just for one day / You disappear / So full of fear / Then you turn strong / And I’m so weak / That I’m wrong / And it’s so strange to / See you run away / Just for one day / I disappear / So full of fear / Then I turn strong / And you’re so weak / That you’re wrong / Yes maybe we don’t fit / we don’t cope / We don’t match / Don’t succeed / But it seems / I love you more and more / There is no way / No other day / No hope to cling / No ring to tie / No sense to invoke / Nobody can accept at all / To understand that we / That we know / That we need / That we feel / That we love / Only the Impossible
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Silver Surfer knows

Choose a way today oh boy / A way not to be let growing / In this age of plenty you’ve / Got a right to be left drowning / Choose the hammer to be hit / Choose a toilet to be shit / Choose the drug that you’ll be loving / Yes love is real / A bad title of a song / That’s too bad too / and too easy to / Learn and sing / Nothing that you’d feel to do / Would be allowed to self-following / As the river’s flowing through / All these affluents of tears falling / Choose a matter to be in / A profession to act in / A dark globe without humanity / Just the one you learnt / as if it was good / but never was / let me teach you now / history as a slaughterhouse / Can you really cope with this? / Can you love with cowardice? / When harm reaches you directly / Would you dare to claim someone’s help / And I know you’ll do / So my friend / Take a look at your hands / Tell use from misuse / Give a shine to your shoes / Don’t pretend / To support or defend / This evil trend / You know it’s a dead end / And oh, Silver Surfer knows / Choose a hero to believe / A messiah to save you / To appoint your helplessness / Is it really what / Is it really what you want? / And do you still want? / Can we want ourselves, after all? / Can you really cope with this? / Can you love with cowardice? / When harm reaches you directly / Would you dare to claim someone’s help / And I know you’ll do / So my friend / Take a look at your hands / Tell use from misuse / Give a shine to your shoes / Don’t pretend / To support or defend / This evil trend / You know it’s a dead end / And oh, Silver Surfer knows / (Galactus, you’re right)
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Hippodrome

Ego / It’s bouncing on its tiptoes / Performing in a smooth cold trot / That you call virtue / Virgo / Your whip is silent and strong / I’m almost happy to act wrong / To be able to taste / And I like to hide / In my mind / The truth / What else could I do / To avoid that your interest for me / Turns blue? / If you want me neighing, jumping, laying, runaway / Whip me, scold me, drug me, pull on the reins / Be proud you’re leaving deep signs on my brain / Please now I’d like to have a love-mark on my face too / ‘Cause no horse is more worthy of trust in this hippodrome / Hey Rose / What the hell do you know / about this lonely crazy horse / despising your rules? / Before / You even give a single lash / And cockiness all ends in trash / Be ready to clash / You know I’m unable / To cradle / The truth / I warn you you’d be a fool / To sweeten the pill / To soften the thrill / For good / If you want to fight give up the farce and / Know your mind / Neighing, jumping, laying, only for love-time / I’ve got some bruises but they got a proper time / And I have got some bruises but they have a proper source / Tonight / I’m gonna blow up your funereal hippodrome
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No straight line, Wonder Woman

I know there are things I should do right now / Or at least I fear it from the day I was born / Walking on a sunny hazy day / It’s warm the sun blinds / I feel careless but I’m way far from careless / anyway / I’m not saying that everything is nice / but everything shines / and everything really seems / to have no price / I know there are things I should do right now / Wait a minute Sam, I get shards from ground / Ok Sam, you’re not the army / Not your mummy / Just an appetizing wonderwoman / so what’s wrong? / So why do you need to tell me now / what to think / what to say / what to do / and fucking how / I know there are things you should do right now / You don’t know what to do with your being around / I am so annoyed at how you misuse your time / ’cause I am here and fine and need no straight line / And so / Find another dupe / Or maybe a whole troupe / To dictate rules / And so / Forget the horrid song / Of those who say you’re wrong / ’cause you’re alive / I know there are things you should do right now / You don’t know what to do with your being around / I am so annoyed at how you misuse your time / ’cause I am here and fine and need no straight line / And so / Find another dupe / Or maybe a whole troupe / To dictate rules / And so / Forget the horrid song / Of those who say you’re wrong / ’cause you’re alive / My Thelma and Louise / Stop breaking my balls, please / My Rosa Luxembourg / Please do not disturb
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A virtual song

Fish in a bowl / It’s quite normal / In our home / Plant in a pot / I have got / On my desk / As I lay / On my chair / Exorcizing some despair / For there’s no / Way to go / And listening songs / From other lost souls / Crying alone / ‘Cause they can’t convince no one / Including themselves / To break free / And feeding my songs / With things I’ll never do / Wouldn’t it be better / To write a letter / If it’s not this way / Can you imagine any other way / If it’s not today / Can you imagine any other day?
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Happy birthday (I like it)

So, this is not Christmas / It’s the day of your birthday / Which I’ll never know / If I forgot / And you’ll never know / If these wishes / Are true / And if I am still Neurotic / Or just maybe a bit Robotic / ’cause now / it’s my facebook / which takes care of you / Happy birthday to you / (I like it)
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Beautiful

After all these years / It’s become so clear / What you are to me / We’ve been finding words / We’ve been throwing swords / For a fear so deep / We’re a chance / To be beautiful / (why do we call it fear) / a chance / To be beautiful / (’cause I think it’s love) / We don’t need to fight / We don’t need to hide / What is real indeed / We’ve been paying false debts / We’ve been missing steps / We’ve been losing strength / We’re a chance / To be beautiful / (never mind the style) / A chance / To be beautiful / (please surrender) / A chance / To be beautiful / (it only takes to accept) / A chance / To be beautiful / (never mind their plans) / Say it to me!

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